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After LGP, RuneSoft is Bringing Good Old Linux Games back

After LGP, RuneSoft is Bringing Good Old Linux Games back

Few days back we reported that Linux Game Publishing is planning to bring all games in their catalog to Ubuntu Software Center and Desura. Some of their games like Sacred Gold and Majesty have already been released in these distribution services.

Now RuneSoft, another company that specializes in porting games for Linux, is planning to bring their games to Desura. Alongside their own published games, they have also ported games like Software Tycoon and Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom for Linux Game Publishing.

RuneSoft’s Linux games are otherwise available on discs only and having them on Desura will allow users to get their favorite games as digital downloads.

To start with, RuneSoft has released Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood on Desura for $15. Check out a gameplay video:

You can check out all the games they have ported for Linux from here. I hope RuneSoft will bring these games to Ubuntu Software Center as well.

Reblogged from: UbuntuVibes

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Linux Game Publishing Adds 'Sacred Gold' RPG to Ubuntu Software Center

Linux Game Publishing Adds 'Sacred Gold' RPG to Ubuntu Software Center

Linux Game Publishing (LGP) has ported a number of commercial Windows games to Linux in past.

However, activity has been low in the company in last couple of years and few months back, after over a decade with LGP, CEO Michael Simms announced in a blog post, that he was stepping down and handing over control to Clive Crous.
After Clive has taken over the reins, a new patch for one of the Linux game has been provided. Now popular RPG ‘Sacred Gold’ has been added to Ubuntu Software Center for a price of $15.
Clive says:
We’re proud to announce the beginning of a relationship with Canonical bringing you the greatest Linux ports of your favourite games right to your desktop within the Ubuntu Software Centre. LGP is launching with Sacred Gold, a classic RPG with eight unique playable characters ranging from the more well known classes like Wood-Elf to Sacred’s unique characters such as the Seraphim. Sacred Gold includes not only the original game, but Sacred: Underworld as well, where you set out on an epic quest to the very gates of hell itself.
Earlier, in a blog post Clive said that: I have great plans for Linux Game Publishing. He also said that LGP is open to the idea of selling Linux games on Steam once it is out.Update: It seems LGP is also planning to publish Sacred Gold on Desura.Sacred Gold coming to USC is a good step and lets hope more LGP games are added. Here is a Sacred Gold gameplay video:

Source: UbuntuVibes

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Linux Game Publishing Still Silent On New Titles

It’s now been four months since Linux Game Publishing saw its new CEO, but there’s been no announcements since the decade-old company saw some new blood at the healm.

It was at the end of January that Michael Simms, the founder and original CEO of Linux Game Publishing had stepped down after suffering burn out and not much coming out of the company in recent years. Taking over Linux Game Publishing was Clive Crous. Four months ago from yesterday, Clive blogged about the new work and his “great plans for Linux Game Publishing.”

Part of his blog post mentioned, “As for new games: Yes, we have some in the pipeline! With all that has happened, there have obviously been delays. We have two announced titles that everyone is aware of, namely Disciples 2: Dark Prophecy and Bandits: Phoenix Rising. I’m happy to say that there will be an announcement regarding one of them soon. There are also other unannounced titles we’re working on and I’m really looking forward to reaching the point where we can announce those to you.”

Sadly, there’s been no announcements yet. I’ve also e-mailed Clive for any updates but have yet to hear anything. Additionally, the LGP blog hasn’t seen any new activity. Should they still proceed with Dark Prophecy or Bandits: Phoenix Rising, the sales will be hard to justify. These ports have been “in progress” by LGP for years but never released and the games already work well under Wine, the price LGP will likely sell them at is likely much more than the Windows copies, and the games are just so old — both games were released in 2002. While Clive talked of a new LGP port, Michael Simms in H1’2011 was also talking of a new LGP game that hasn’t yet materialized.

With more games coming to Linux now thanks to the successful Humble Indie Bundles, Kickstarter-financed games, Steam coming to Linux, etc, Linux Game Publishing is in a very tough and diminishing spot. At least though they have been able to keep their server up in recent months.

What The New Linux Game Publishing Will Look Like

Clive Crous, the new CEO of Linux Game Publishing following the resignation of founder and CEO Michael Simms, has issued a message to Linux gamers concerning the future of LGP.

The key items brought up in the message by the new Linux Game Publishing CEO are listed below while the message in full can be read via this copy in the forums.

– Michael Simms will still be involved with Linux Game Publishing in an advisory capacity and in porting some titles over to Linux.

– Clive Crous sees strong potential in digital distribution channels (e.g. Desura and Steam) and will be focusing much effort in these digital areas for future LGP-ported titles.

– Linux Game Publishing acknowledges it’s had a hard time fulfilling orders of physical CD/DVDs and doing so on-time. Clive expects to change this and to improve the physical CD/DVD ordering process while still focusing upon the digital distribution channels.

– Disciples 2: Dark Prophecy and Bandits: Phoenix Rising games are still being ported… Both of these titles first premiered on Microsoft Windows more than a decade ago and LGP has been “porting” these games to Linux for the past several years. An announcement concerning one of these games is expected soon (I suspect it’s that the Bandits port is finally ready to go gold).

– Linux Game Publishing is reported working on some unannounced titles for Linux, similar to what was said one year ago.

– “LGP has a strong team of great programmers, that have stood with Michael and worked with him through the years. Some have been around for a while and we also have some new faces. I am incredibly grateful to our team for the hard work that they have put in, contributing towards what we currently have and will be producing going forward.”

Clive Crous CEO – Linux Game Publishing: “Greetings Fellow Linux Gamers”

“Greetings Fellow Linux Gamers
February 4th, 2012 by clivecrous
Firstly, I absolutely have to thank Michael for all the years of hard work he’s put into making Linux Game Publishing what it is today. Without Michael’s years of dedication so much of what is Linux Gaming as we know it today simply wouldn’t exist. It’s on his shoulders that I find myself standing, far from attempting to fill those shoes.

As Michael mentioned, I’ve been involved in Linux gaming for many many years, sometimes directly, sometimes indirectly. Games have always been a passion of mine and working on and with them possibly more so. I’m so excited to be at the helm of a company that I’ve loved for so very long and a company whose future I’m certain is bright.

I’ve delayed posting this greeting message for a few days, because one of the most common remarks I have noticed since Michael and I began discussing this transition is that LGP hasn’t given enough feedback to the community. I wanted to see the responses to Michael’s resignation and of course the announcement of my arrival so that I can answer questions I saw being posted on various forums, news sites and this very blog.

I have great plans for Linux Game Publishing. Since some of them coincide with queries that people have posed either directly to me in our IRC channel or in comments online, I will respond to them now:-

Regarding Michael: He is not disappearing completely, but will be working with me for some time in an advisory capacity – his knowledge and experience in the Linux gaming world is unparalleled as I’m sure you’d all agree. As well as working with me, Michael will occasionally be contributing to new and old titles. Linux games are still a huge passion of his and I don’t think we’d be able to keep him away from the code, even if we were crazy enough to want to

Digital distribution channels: This medium certainly has a strong future and is only going to grow. I personally have accounts at online stores such as Steam, GOG, Desura, Gamer’s Gate, Gameolith and others. Expanding digital distribution is definitely a priority for me. I have already had tentative discussions, begun setting up and getting ready to distribute through a few big names in Linux digital distribution.

Our current shipping of physical CDs and DVDs: We’ve admittedly had problems with this and it’s something I’ve been working on in the background since Michael and I started having discussions around his handover. Once our new distribution channels are in place, those of you that have seen delays in delivery shouldn’t ever experience that again.

We’re going through a period of transition at the moment and as much as I’d love everything to happen “right now”, there’s a lot of work to be done. I’m very aware that there are unhappy people out there – you are my primary focus right now. Linux Game Publishing is a great company, with massive potential and I’m truly excited to be a part of its history in the making.

As for new games: Yes, we have some in the pipeline! With all that has happened, there have obviously been delays. We have two announced titles that everyone is aware of, namely Disciples 2: Dark Prophecy and Bandits: Phoenix Rising. I’m happy to say that there will be an announcement regarding one of them soon. There are also other unannounced titles we’re working on and I’m really looking forward to reaching the point where we can announce those to you.

LGP has a strong team of great programmers, that have stood with Michael and worked with him through the years. Some have been around for a while and we also have some new faces. I am incredibly grateful to our team for the hard work that they have put in, contributing towards what we currently have and will be producing going forward.

Keep a keen eye on us here at LGP, you won’t be disappointed

Clive Crous
CEO – Linux Game Publishing”

https://blog.linuxgamepublishing.com/

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